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Adventure Time: Islands

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Beautiful animated miniseries explores a deep backstory.

Movie NR 2017 88 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+

Is this 2023 or 1983?

Are you kidding? Even the female blob has to be objectified and have large breasts? I thought we'd be seeing less of this crap by now. Rated 16+ only b/c hopefully by then teen girls will be just as ticked off as the rest of us by this continued sexualization of female characters. Talk about lack of creativity.
age 2+

Adventure Time: Islands Teaches Kids About Empathy Also Encourages Kids To Think About How Other People Are Feeling Also Teaches Younger Children To Think About What’s Right To Do And What’s Not Right To Do Also Has A Positive Message “We All Make Mistakes It’s Okay To Try Again!” Definitely A Must Watch For Kids 2+ Years Old

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This enchanting entry in the Adventure Time world deepens emotional stakes while serving up absurdity and relatable pain in turns. Finn's past has been alluded to on Adventure Time but never fully explored; here it is: his parents, his upbringing, how he came to Ooo, all wrapped up in an a tale of an epic journey with friends.

It wouldn't be Adventure Time unless it were deeply silly, and it is: Sea creatures talk (and talk, droning on about their ideas for children's books), giant candy monsters guard a seashore, weather attacks, and jellyfish make you see visions but can be punched into the sky. Islands is silly enough, in fact, for very young kids, yet rich and deep enough for adults, who will enjoy seeing nods to sci-fi alternate-reality movies and books such as Mothra, The Matrix, and Ready Player One.

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